TENNIS ATP FINALS En vivo. Roger Federer recovered from a nightmare in the first game to maintain his hopes in the ATP final with a comfortable victory over Dominic Tiem.
The Swiss Federer, knowing the defeat, would mean that he would not advance from his group, beat the Austrian 6-2 6-3. The six-time champion on Sunday fell to surprise Kay Nishikori, but cut his mistakes to win.
en live:TENNIS ATP FINALS. Federer next Thursday is Kevin Anderson, who beat Nishikori 6-0 6-1 at the start of the day. The action in London continues in another group on Wednesday, when in number one in the world, Novak Djokovic plays Alexander Zverev, whom you can watch on BBC Two (14:00 GMT) and follow the comments in real time before Marin Kilic take on John Isner BBC 5 broadcasts sports commentary online (20:00).
Just before going to trial, Federer spoke of the need to be “more positive” in his thinking. He arrived with a small smile and a few waves before clarifying his intentions from the first game, where he cut a break point.
Although he could not convert it, he was not wrong in the next Tiema service game and held the first bomb when the Austrian sent a right-wing blow long ago.
He was a completely different Federer from someone who seemed annoyed and chained to Nishikori in his first round on Sunday.
And not only his mood improved significantly; your statistics too. 34 unforced errors disappeared, however, a much more disciplined 11 instead, and at the same time an excellent rate of 86% of the first level points won and 81% of the second level points.
He looked more like his old “me” and helped Tiema make mistakes, summed up when the Swiss sealed the victory after the number eight in the world advanced.
“I am very happy, I am very happy that after the last game I have shown a reaction,” said Federer of Sky Sports.
“Today I was more positive and happy on the field. I like to play in London and I had to remind myself of the privilege that it is. I hope I have shown it. “